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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Fri. May 27th, 2016

Dawson

Tristan Anthony Payne, 11, Dawsonville
Tristan Anthony Payne, 11, of Dawsonville passed away Wednesday May 25, 2016. Born May 20, 2005, Tristan was a lifelong resident of Dawson County.  He was a student at ...

Forsyth

Richard Whitmire, 64, Cumming
Richard Whitmire, age 64 of Cumming, passed away on Thursday, May 26, 2016. He was a member of Cumming Second Baptist Church. Richard was preceded in death by parents, Marvin and B ...

Gwinnett

Kenneth Lance Hulsey, 47, Braselton
Kenneth Lance Hulsey, age 47, of Braselton passed away Friday, May 27, 2016.  Kenneth  graduated from the University of Georgia with a Bachelors Degree.  He loved Go ...

Habersham

Gemilda Ruth Reynolds Cantrell, age 85 of Cornelia, passed away Friday, May 27, 2016. Born in Young Harris, Georgia on March 13, 1931, she was the daughter of the late Dewey Lee ...
Elijah Paul James Gunn, age 3 of Alto, passed away Friday, May 27, 2016 at his residence following an extended illness. Funeral services are scheduled for Sunday, May 29, 2016 a ...
Billy David Holbrooks, 75, Demorest
Billy Holbrooks, age 75 of Demorest, passed away Friday, May 27, 2016, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.  Born Habersham County on April 1, 1941, he was a son of the late ...
Gemilda R. Reynolds, 85, Baldwin
Gemilda R. Reynolds age 85 of Baldwin, passed away on Friday, May 27, 2016. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced soon. An online guest regis ...

Hall

Joe Randal Graham, 62, Gainesville
Joe Randal Graham, age 62 of Gainesville, passed away Thursday, May 26, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral services are scheduled for Sunday, May 29, 2016 at 4:00 ...
Lois N. Pirkle, 86, Gainesville
Lois N. Pirkle, 86, of Gainesville, died Friday May 27, 2016.  Hillside Chapel Funeral Home, Gainesville.

Lumpkin

Edith Thompson Little, 69, Dahlonega
Edith Thompson Little, age 69, of Dahlonega, GA passed away on Wednesday, May 25, 2016.   Edith was a native and lifelong resident of Lumpkin County. She was the manager ...
Jonathan Demme, 'Silence of the Lambs' director, dead at 73
Jonathan Demme, the Oscar-winning director of "The Silence of the Lambs" and "Philadelphia," whose Talking Heads documentary "Stop Making Sense" is considered one of the greatest concert films ever, has died at age 73
Don Rickles, king of insult comedy, dies at 90
Comedian Don Rickles, the Emmy-winning king of insult comedy, died Thursday at 90
Former Hall County Sheriff Bob Vass dies
Former Hall County Sheriff Bob Vass died Monday morning, according to information from the Hall County Coroner's Office.
NASCAR short-track star Sam Ard dies at 78
Sam Ard, a two-time champion of NASCAR's second-tier series, died Sunday. He was 78.
Well known Gainesville social figure passes away
Winifred Natalie Forbes Boomershine died while surrounded by family members on Saturday, March 25th, roughly a month before her 88th birthday.
Gainesville Pearl Harbor veteran dies
Henry Thomas "Jeep" Woodliff of Gainesville, a 101-year-old survivor of the attack on Pearl Harbor, will be buried in a graveside service Monday at 1:00 at Alta Vista Cemetery.
Sprint car driver Steele killed in Florida speedway crash
Sprint car veteran David Steele has died during a race in Florida.
Daytona 500 winner, GRHOF member Pete Hamilton passes away
Pete Hamilton, the 1970 Daytona 500 winner and a member of the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame, passed away on Wednesday.